Jesus ends the most famous sermon ever given by saying:
Matthew 7:13-14 (13) You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. (14) But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
(1) What is Jesus’ warning us?
(2) What happens to those who don’t stay on the difficult road?
(3) Next Jesus explains how to stay on the difficult road.
Matthew 7:21-23 (21) Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. (22) On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ (23) But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
(4) In verse 21, why is calling Jesus Lord not enough?
(5) In verse 23, why are those who did ‘great’ things for Jesus in verse 22 not going to heaven?
(6) So how does one stay on the difficult road?
(7) Next Jesus makes clear whose teachings one must obey
Matthew 7:24-27 (24) Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. (25) Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. (26) But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. (27) When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.
(8) What happens to those who don’t obey Jesus’ teachings?
(9) Can you obey what you don’t know?
(10) The difficult road is making Jesus your real Lord by actually learning and obeying the whole will of God, right?
(11) Would you like to learn & obey all of Jesus’ commands that he gave in this sermon so you can stay on the difficult road?
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